I agree- Princess Leah- which is why I took up running in the first place- I can't really go about looking like a blob, and then criticise others for the same thing ( I am far from skinny!)........however, the effort I put in makes me MORE, not less critical of those who seem unable to even try- I nkow a lot of folk have genuine reasons for not being able to lose weight, but the majority just eat too much, and move too little.
Just been out with the "dafties" group off facebook, doing a 19miles recce run along clyde stride route- great fun, but a bit dreich, the surpirising thing was that the coo field (you'll know it if you know the route) was firm underfoot, nowhere near as muddy as expected- perhaps that was the effect of the "summer" we had on tuesday!
Really enjoying running in company- which I don't usually manage to do..........just wish it was easier to find a handy running group that doesn't meet at times I can't make.
Heading of to sunnier climes on thursday for a week, - hopefully will get some runnig in around the mountains in bulgaria!
Hope the CW crowd get better weather the next few days, as they'll get a bit rusty/ mouldy if they are out in this every day.
Certainly, for a surgeon, an obese patient poses a lot of problems, which the patient themself may not realise- you can to to get the ones with non- urgent conditions to understand the importance of losing weight pre-op, but it is rare that anyone can really lose enough to make much of a difference, I think we find obese patients frustrating at times.
Obviusly the ideal weight is "ideal"- overly- thin patients are also a problem group, just that they are less common!
iksander- don't worry, if you keep slowly increasing the mileage, you'll get there- slow and steady is the main thing. If you're comfortable over 10 miles, you would manage a half tomorrow- race day atmosphere counts for a lot on the day. GSR is a good event. Loch Ness is a great marathon to aim for- great day out, friendly race, and with the hills, it will give you a nice "soft" PB target to beat for your second marathon! I thouroughly recommend it, but DO make sure you do some downhill running to train, as otherwise you can trash your quads.
Wow- 46 DNF's at the fling.......that gives me pause for thought.
Went out for a couple of hours along start of clyde stride route- except that I started from southern general, so I didn't actually get that far along the route itself. Have decided that next weekend will better spent on a clyde stride group recce run, rather than the "sea of pink" wimmins 10k. Need to get some faster trainig in before my polaroid race(s).
I also did a little hill running this week- up from the beardmore- where I was at a meeting all day thursday- straight along the canal up to Glen Lusset and up the hill. Lovely, but I definitely need more practice at that!
1 month 'til the strathearn marathon- which is just a trainig run for clyde stride, but only 10 weeks til clyde stride- need to get my mileage up!- Easy to get a bit complacent when you know you've manged the distance (and more) before, but I'd really like to make a better job of it this year! (ie beat the sweeper by more than a few mins)